December 13, 1941

A Practical Manual of Diseases of the Chest

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By Maurice Davidson, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Physician to the Brompton Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, London. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $13.50. Pp. 575, with 200 illustrations. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(24):2108-2109. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820500090041

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The purpose of this volume is to make available to the internist or general practitioner for the purposes of reference a textbook on diseases of the chest but not including the heart. As the author states, "The exhaustive treatise, of vast dimensions, is too unwieldy to serve the busy practitioner; the small manual, of which there are several excellent examples, can make no pretence to be a standard of reference for those whose studies call for deeper research into the literature and pathology of the conditions dealt with. The present volume represents an attempt to supply a via media between these two paths." This book accomplishes the purpose fairly well. Appended to the various discussions are references dealing more exhaustively with the various subjects discussed. The salient features of the usually encountered diseases are adequately covered and beautifully illustrated by numerous roentgenograms. Since the volume is intended primarily for physicians

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